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half-baked

Ill-conceived; not well thought out or planned. Likened to something that has only cooked in the oven for half the time necessary. Stop coming up with these half-baked schemes! They'll never work! I could tell the project was only half-baked from the beginning, but I kept my head down and said nothing.

If I knew you were coming, I'd have baked a cake

An expression of one's excitement when they have seen someone unexpectedly. Oh my gosh, If I knew you were coming, I'd have baked a cake! How wonderful to see you, Ted!
See also: baked, cake, have, if, knew

baked

1. mod. sunburned. I was out in the sun until I got totally baked.
2. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. I’ve never seen anybody so baked.

half-baked

1. mod. badly thought out. It would have been approved if it weren’t so half-baked.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. Fred got himself sort of half-baked every Saturday night.

If I knew you were coming, I'd have baked a cake

An expression of delighted surprise at finding someone whose appearance was unanticipated. The title of a 1950 hit record by Eileen Barton, the phrase quickly caught on, and for at least a decade thereafter anyone who appeared where least expected was likely to be greeted with “If I knew you were coming, I'd have baked a cake.”
See also: baked, cake, have, if, knew
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This method is used when the filling doesn't need to be baked at all, or baked as long as the crust, or when the filling will cause the crust to become soggy.
It's blissfully easy to achieve, whether you cheat with baking kits or get inspired by the new series of The Great British Bake Off on BBC Two and impress family and friends with BIM (Baked It Myself) goodies.
Since I haven't baked a cake from scratch in 25 years, I feel qualified to tell you that baking from scratch deserves food marketers' attention and promotion, especially since these are troubled times.
Rich Products Corporation has pioneered the industry's first line of fresh bread that can be taken directly from the freezer and baked in the oven, eliminating the time-consuming preparing and "proofing" process otherwise necessary to make freshly baked bread.
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Irish manufacturer of quality baked goods Coolmore Foods has increased its baking capacity by 50 per cent after adopting innovative Serpentine continuous convection baking technology from industrial baking experts, Auto-Bake.
The research results suggest it is possible to produce a microwave-baked cake with equal, if not improved, textural properties as compared to cake that is baked convectively.
"There is no other bakery nearby where residents, students and businesses could purchase cakes or other quality baked goods.
Augustine wrote that "his mother let no day pass without bringing her offering [bread] to the altar." While the breaking of the bread was certainly a communal event, the baking was, too, since it was often baked in village ovens.